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McCarthy warning for Bafana

2012-10-26 07:43

Johannesburg - Benni McCarthy has warned his Bafana Bafana team-mates not to underestimate any of the countries they were drawn against for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

South Africa head Group A following Wednesday evening's draw in Durban, with Angola, Cape Verde and Morocco completing the grid.

And while Bafana have never lost to any of those three teams since their re-admission to the international stage, former Blackburn and Porto striker McCarthy says he knows first-hand the threat those national-team members can pose.

"Cape Verde has a huge immigrant base in Portugal and Holland and most of their players play in big clubs in these countries," the Orlando Pirates ace told the club's official website.

"I played with a lot of great players from there while I was in Portugal and I can attest that they are very good.

"As for Angola, fortunately we know them very well. I think Manucho (Goncalves) is having a good time in Spain with Valladolid, and they also have very good players who are doing well in Portugal."

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Comments
  • Hangwanie - 2012-10-26 07:59

    True Benni

  • johnny.matsetse - 2012-10-26 08:42

    Good point Benny ,Gordon Igesund is not a Hothead coach hopefully he will listen

  • ftakalani - 2012-10-26 09:31

    Ok Benni thanx 4 th advice

      phekikhala.siyanda - 2012-10-26 10:48

      Mxm who cares. We don't need any advise frm u benni

  • cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-10-26 10:26

    Gordon is happy with the draw as if to mean that bafana are assured of qualifying 4 the next round, work hard in order to win, its not a walkover yet

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-10-26 12:53

    Your warning hope it is noted by those incharge,thanks

  • thamifraser - 2012-10-26 17:51

    Agreed Benni. The teams in Bafana's group are no push overs by any stretch of the imagination. In fact this is quite a compact group with all of the teams having an equal chance to go through to the next round. And these teams always play out of their skin against South Africa. We will have to be at our toughest best to overcome the African Warriors. African Football might not be as slick as overseas football, but African football is tough as nails. The African players are strong and the play hard physical football.

  • shyguyhr - 2012-10-27 10:07

    The fat 1ne has spoken....

  • Itumeleng Clarence - 2012-10-27 15:52

    ya ur ryt benni n for south africa to be da best we need to beat giants of africa

  • rantsanafhatuwani.wisdomantisinner - 2013-01-16 16:29

    He's not a bad person at all

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